Your privacy is significant to YIZIO. Here are a few of our fundamental principles:
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT THIS POLICY COVERS
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to communicate with you, or to make our services better. We collect information in three ways: if and when you provide information to us, automatically through operating our services, and from outside sources. Let’s go over the information that we collect.
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO YIZIO
It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us. The amount and type of information all depend on the context and how we use the information.
Transaction and Billing Information:
If you buy something from us (a one time or subscription purchase), for example, you will provide additional personal and payment information that is required to process the transaction such as your name, credit card information, and contact information.
Depending on which services you use, you may also provide us with information about you in the content of the images you upload. If you choose to publish these images publicly, anyone will have access to this information.
Communications with YIZIO:
You may also provide us information when you respond to surveys or communicate with us about a support question.
INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECT BY YIZIO
There is some information that is corrected by us automatically.
Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. We also may collect log information when you use our services, for example, when you create or make changes to your webpage on YIZIO.
We collect information about your usage of our Services. For example, we receive information about the actions that administrators and users perform on YIZIO. Activities log information such as who did what, when and to what task on our website was attempted or completed. We also collect information about what happens when you use our services (i.e., page views, searches, button clicks) along with information about your device (i.e., mobile screen size, the name of the cellular network, and mobile device manufacturer). We use this information to, for example, provide better service to you, as well as get insights on how our services are used.
We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our website from specific geographic regions.
Information about Cookies & Other Technologies:
HOW WE USE INFORMATION
We use information about you as mentioned above and as follows:
- To provide our services, for example, to set up and maintain your account, share helpful information, backup and restore your images, text and other data you provide or charge you for any of our paid services you approve.
- To monitor and analyze trends and better understand how users interact with our services, which helps us improve our services and make them easier to use.
- To monitor and protect the security of our services, detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, fight spam, and protect the rights and property of YIZIO and others.
- To communicate with you about offers and promotions offered by YIZIO and others we think will be of interest to you, solicit your feedback, or keep you up to date on YIZIO products and services.
SHARING INFORMATION; HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION
We do not sell our users’ private personal information. We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy.
Subsidiaries, Employees, and Independent Contractors:
Third Party Vendors:
We may share information about you with third-party vendors who need to know information about you to provide their services to us. This group includes vendors that help us provide our services to you (like payment providers that process your credit and debit card information) and those that help us understand and enhance our services (like analytics providers). We require vendors to agree to privacy commitments before sharing information with them.
As Required by Law:
We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental requests.
To Protect Rights and Property:
We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of YIZIO, third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.
Business Transfers: In Connection With Any Merger:
With Your Consent:
We may share and disclose information with your consent or at your direction. For example, we may share your information with third parties with which you authorize us to do so.
Aggregated and De-Identified Information:
We may share information that has been aggregated or reasonably de-identified so that the data could not be used to identify you. For instance, we may publish aggregate statistics about the use of our services.
Published Support Requests:
If you send us a request (for example, via a support email or one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish that request to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.
INFORMATION SHARED PUBLICLY
Only the information that you choose to make public is disclosed publicly. You also can disable the sharing of your profile at any time.
While nothing online service is 100% secure (i.e. Google, Facebook, YIZIO), we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so.
You have several opportunities available when it comes to information about you:
Limit the Information that You Provide:
If you have an account with us, you can choose not to provide any optional account information, profile information, and transaction and billing information. Please keep in mind that if you do not provide this information, specific features of our services such as paying to remove “Key Promotions” and plan upgrades are not accessible.
Opt-Out of Electronic Communications:
You may opt out of receiving promotional messages from us. Just follow the instructions in those messages. If you decide to opt out of “promotional messages”, you may still receive other communications, like those about your account and legal notices.
Set Your Browser to Reject Cookies:
At this time, YIZIO does not respond to “do not track” signals across all of our services. However, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using YIZIO’s websites, with the drawback that specific features on the YIZIO website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
YIZIO is a worldwide service. By accessing or using the services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer, and storage of data in and to the U.S. and other countries, which may have rights and protections that are different from those in your home country.
THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE AND WEBSITES
If you would like to use third-party software with our services, please keep in mind that when you interact with them, you may provide information about yourself to those third parties. We don’t own or control these third parties, and they have their own rules about the collection, use, and sharing of information. You should review their terms and policies when installing and using third-party software.
THIS POLICY IS AVAILABLE UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS “ShareAlike” LICENSE
You’re more than welcome to copy it, adapt it, and repurpose it for your use. Just make sure to revise the language so that your policy reflects your actual practices. Also, if you do use this policy, please include a credit and link to Automattic somewhere on your site.
The original can be viewed at https://automattic.com/privacy/